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Greg Olsen | Tight End

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 253
College: Miami (FL)
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Greg Olsen caught 10 passes for 110 yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Buccaneers.
The Panthers improved to 5-8-1 with Cam Newton expected back in Week 16, and a chance at winning the NFC South division. Derek Anderson's favorite target in his Week 1 start and again on Sunday, Olsen piled up a whopping nine first-half targets and had seven catches for 76 yards through two quarters. Olsen suffered a head/shoulder injury in the third quarter, but returned to the game. He finished at 13 targets. The Panthers will host the reeling Browns next. Dec 14 - 4:18 PM

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Greg Olsen (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Olsen's knee wasn't an issue in Week 14. He'll be a top-five option against the Bucs.
Dec 11 - 6:12 PM

Greg Olsen caught 10-of-11 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 14 win over the Saints.

In a tough matchup, Olsen responded by posting the first 10-catch game of his career. He now has 26 grabs over his past four games, and 71 on the season. The TE1 needs only three receptions in Week 15 against the Bucs to set a new career high.
Dec 7 - 5:35 PM

Greg Olsen (knee) is active for Week 14 against the Saints.

Olsen's status was never in doubt despite his "questionable" tag. Although he's been a high-end TE1 all season, Olsen will be more of a mid-range option against a Saints defense that's had success bottling up tight this season. Inactive for the Panthers are RB DeAngelo Williams, CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, LB Horace Miller, OT David Foucault, OG Amini Silatolu and DT Micanor Regis.
Dec 7 - 11:27 AM

Greg Olsen (knee) is questionable for Week 14 against the Saints.

He's going to play. Treat Olsen as a mid-range TE1 with a decent floor.
Dec 5 - 12:57 PM

Greg Olsen (knee) returned to practice Thursday and Friday.

He was limited after sitting out Wednesday's session. Olsen will be fine for Week 14 against the Saints. He's our No. 8 tight end play this Sunday.
Dec 5 - 10:50 AM

Greg Olsen (knee) did not practice Wednesday.

Olsen took a shot to the knee in Week 13. He stayed in the game, but was operating with a noticeable limp. He's fully expected to play against the Saints.
Dec 3 - 2:36 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 59 yards in the Panthers' Week 13 loss to the Vikings.

Standard day at the office. Olsen saw nine targets. He hasn't scored since Week 6 with the Panthers' passing game going into the toilet the past couple months. Olsen is still a locked-in TE1, but it's not saying much at the shallow position. Olsen gets the Saints in Week 14, whom he posted just 3-30-0 on in Week 9.
Nov 30 - 5:05 PM

Greg Olsen caught five passes for 61 yards in the Panthers' Week 11 loss to the Falcons.

Olsen was targeted 11 times and was the intended receiver on Cam Newton's first interception, though it wasn't his fault. He was unable to find the end zone and hasn't scored since Week 6. Olsen continues to see heavy targets, making him a locked-in TE1. The Panthers are going on their bye this week.
Nov 16 - 5:52 PM

Greg Olsen caught six passes for 119 yards in the Panthers' Week 10 loss to the Eagles.

Olsen was the only Panther to show up in this one, as he played a hard 60 minutes and was targeted a team-high seven times. He roasted Casey Matthews down the seam for a 38-yard gain to set up Jonathan Stewart's eventual one-yard touchdown in the first quarter and made several other nice grabs. Locked in as a top-end TE1, Olsen will get the Falcons in Week 11 next Sunday.
Nov 11 - 12:20 AM

Greg Olsen caught 3-of-4 targets for 30 yards in Carolina's Week 9 loss to the Saints.

Olsen's missed connection was the result of an inaccurate throw from Cam Newton. Olsen has just four catches for 46 yards over his past two games, but is still on pace for 90/1,078/10 at the season's halfway point. A 10-day rest for Week 10 should do Olsen and the Panthers' offense some good. He remains locked in as a top-five tight end.
Oct 31 - 12:00 AM

Coach Ron Rivera said the Seahawks rolled coverage toward Greg Olsen Sunday.

Olsen had his worst game of the season, catching just one pass for 16 yards on three targets. The Seahawks chose to use Richard Sherman in shadow coverage on Kelvin Benjamin, thus allowing their safeties to double up on Olsen. It's not a strategy many teams will be able to execute effectively. Armed with a soft upcoming schedule, Olsen is a bit of a buy-low if owners are panicking at all.
Oct 27 - 12:45 PM

Greg Olsen caught one pass for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Seahawks.

It's a disappointing result considering the Seahawks have been getting lit up by tight ends this season. Olsen only saw three targets, netting his lone catch when Cam Newton found him wide open with a cross-body throw. Owners should brush the dud off and look forward to a very soft rest-of-season schedule that includes games against the Saints, Eagles and Falcons next. Olsen is on pace for a monster 84-1,018-10 season halfway through his fourth season in Carolina.
Oct 26 - 4:26 PM

Greg Olsen caught 8-of-8 targets for 105 yards in Carolina's Week 7 loss to the Packers.

Olsen was a bright spot for the Panthers on an otherwise glum day. He's now up to 41/493/5 through the Panthers' first seven games, and locked into top-five tight end value.
Oct 19 - 6:22 PM

Greg Olsen (ankle) is probable for Week 7.

Olsen practiced in full the last two days, confirming his ankle injury isn't a major concern. Start him as you normally would.
Oct 17 - 6:32 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Fozzy Whittaker
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Philly Brown
WR31Philly Brown
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano